Intramuros

Intramuros ay [(Latin) intra: within; muros:walls]. The popular name given to the walled city of Spanish Manila. The name “Manila” (it is claimed) derives from nilad, a type of mangrove that bore white waxy flowers (Ixora).

Luneta Park

Park or Rizal Park is one of the historic destinations in the Philippines.

MOA Eye At Night

Last February 18, 2012 nagkaroon ng isang munting gathering ang mga Helios para sa 1st gathering nito para sa 2012.....

MALL OF ASIA SAN MIGUEL BY THE BAY

Its time of Photowalk again actually its on my plan talaga na magphotowalk sa buong Mall of Asia sa loob mismo ng mall kaso bawal nga magtake ng mga pictures with the permission........

The Sunset

Sabi ka ni Adriaan Kortlandt “Once I saw a chimpanzee gaze at a particularly beautiful sunset for a full 15 minutes, watching the changing colors [and then] retire to the forest without picking a pawpaw for supper.

Monday, February 27, 2012

The Gathering of Helios Project International for 2012


This is it!! The Helios Project International having a 1st gathering for the 2012!


Anu nga ba ang Helios Project International? According to the Admin of Helios Franz Lopez,The Helios Project, is the fusion of various Forms of Art and Mass Media with Photography as the Soul that binds these arts into one. And there more, Helios also have active members from the USA (California and Texas), Singapore, Dubai and even from Spain and Portugal!

Friday, February 24, 2012

The Powerhouse Journey

I invited you to join my mini-photowalk for my 3rd Blog Anniversary






Thanks to Miss ganda Zyra for the poster

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Philippine Pyromusical Competition - Spain

Ito na ito ang Philippine Pyromusical Competition - Spain team, sabi nila ito daw ang isa sa mga may pinakamagandang Pyromusical at mag-aagree naman ako dun, dahil ang ganda ng mga fireworks na ginamit aside pa dun ang lakas ng music nila, saktong-sakto para dun sa mga makukulay nilang fireworks, di lang yun yung pinakagusto ko yung unang fireworks shot nila.. ang ganda.

Narito ang ilan sa mga larawan.








Tip sa mga photo-hobbyist :

* Kung nanood kayo ng Philippine Pyromusical Competition dapat may dala kaunting tripod nakakangalay magshoot lalo na pag diridiretso ang fireworks.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Philippine Pyromusical Competition - UK

Ito na to ang World Pyro Olympics na ginanap sa Moa noong Feb 18,2012, isa lang ang masasabi ko,i really enjoy the World Pyro Olympics, dahil first time kung nanood at di lang yun kasama pa ang mga Helios Pipol.

Kaunting trivia, ayun kay wikipedia "The World Pyro Olympics is an annual competition amongst the most prestigious fireworks companies in the world. The event is one of the largest and most intense international fireworks competitions of the world.
The World Pyro Olympics runs through a period of five consecutive days allowing locals and tourists alike to experience the greatest fireworks display in the world. Two countries fire each day; the last participant fires on the final evening of the event.
The host of the event does not participate in the competition but performs a fireworks display on the last night. Awards, such as the People’s Choice, are given out after the exhibition. The crowning of the World Pyro Olympics Champion ends the event."

At dahil dalawang set ang World Pyro Olympics ay uunahin ko muna ang UK.

Narito ang ilan sa mga kuhang shoot ko sa UK-Smart Pryotechnics Ltd






Isa sa mga best na ginawa ng Uk yung fireworks nilang sabay-sabay na may parang circle ang dating.

Another trivia United Kingdom ang 2nd placer last year kung di ako nagkakamali.

So paano hanggang dito na lang muna.

Abangan bukas ang Spain.  





Tuesday, February 21, 2012

MOA EYE at Night

Last February 18, 2012 nagkaroon ng isang munting gathering ang mga Helios para sa  1st gathering nito para sa 2012  pero tsaka ko na kwento ang bagay na yun. Sa ngaun uunahin ko muna ito, isa sa mga bagong ataksyon ng Mall of Asia ay ang MOA EYE.

At dahil na blog ko na ang tungkol dito at iba naman ang gagawin ko, dahil di kami masyadong nagtagal yung unang punta namin dito para sa MOA Eye, pero ngaun mas matagal na dahil nanood kami ng 3rd Annual International PyroMusical Competition naginap sa MOA Bay the View.

Narito ang ilan sa akin kuha sa MOA EYE .





Monday, February 20, 2012

Fire Fountain

Some of the scene last January 2012, the New Year's Eve 

The Fire Fountain 1

 The Fire Fountain 2

The Fire Fountain 3

Friday, February 17, 2012

Ang Orasan

The Timeless Clock

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Sa Tollgate

|Location : NLEX, Pampanga

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Ang Haring Araw


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Bakas ng Nakaraan

|Location : Intramuros,Manila

Monday, February 13, 2012

Makati Skylight




| Location: Makati City. Philippines

Friday, February 10, 2012

Santa Catalina de Alejandria Catholic Parish Church

 Santa Catalina de Alejandria

 Santa Catalina de Alejandria Parish Church
 Santa Catalina de Alejandria Catholic Parish Bell






Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Arayat Landmarks II


Here the Part II of my Photowalk at Arayat Pampanga.

Gen. Jose M. Alejandrino

In Honor of the Heroes of Arayat Pampanga who fought for the Philippines Independence during the World War II.

Modern House I

Modern House II


San Isidro Parish

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Sign Post: The word "Kaluguran" when said slowly, "ka-lugu-ran", means "friend". If you sau it fast, it means "Love." 

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Arayat Landmarks


The Famous "Bunduk Alaya" or also know as Arayat Mountain.

Arayat Mountain is likewise know as Mount Sinukuan,named after legendary goddess and enchanted lady, Maria Sinukuan. It has three peaks, the two highest of which are the Northern Peak with 1,086 meters altitude and the Southern Peak with 984 meters height. The Pampanga River has its bank at the foot of Mt.Arayat. One does not have tp climb its summit to see itsnatural beauty, for its centrally located in the region,so that one will inevitably enjoy its splendor as he travels along national highways of Central Luzon.

Arayat Institute, the First Highschool in Arayat,Pampanga


Adelle Grace Montessori School,Inc., Elite School in Arayat.

Ancestral house of Atty Mariano Samia, One of the Oldest House in Arayat build last 1895.

DAR Region Office


Municipal Office of Arayat,Pampanga.

The Newly renovated Plaza Glorietta

Paralaya Church, one of the oldest church

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Author Note:
Thanks to http://arayat2012.tripod.com/index2.htm for the info

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Founding And Early Development Of Arayat


     Historically speaking, the exact date of Arayat's foundation is still unknown. Definetely, the town was reported to be one of the thriving settlements of Pampanga between 1335 to 1380. One chronicler alleges that Prince Balagtas or his son Araw (Lord) Malangsic (ruler of the Madjapahit empire) was the founder of Arayat. At that time, it occupied what is today barrio Palinlang and was called Balayan ning Pambuit. Present-day Poblacion or seat of government was then a wilderness inhabited by pagan tribes,especially the balugas (Aetas).

     Another account mentions such names as Jose Carlos Garcia,Macapagal,Simbulan,Lapira and Maria Vinas as the early pioneers of Arayat. By 1571, Arayat was one of the eleven most important communities of Pampanga. Because of its strategic location along the Pampanga River, it became a major center of trade and commerce- supplying the rice requirements of Manila, the Capital City.

     On August 29,1590, the Augustians were granted permission to establish a mission in Arayat by the Bishop of Manila, Fr.Domingo Salazar. In the same year, the first Augustinian mission in Arayat was founded by Fr. Juan de Valderrama.

     By 1600, the parish of Arayat already existed according to one historian of the Augustinian order in the Philippines,Elviro Jorde Perez. Available documents even show that a certain Fr.Contreras was the parish priest of Arayat until 1621. However,it requires further research work to determine whether or not the present church structure is the same as the one originally built by the Augustinians. Also it appears that the first baptism to be recorded at the parish was performed by Fr.Villalobos in 1758.

The renovated Sta.Catalina de Alejandria Parish Church


Similar to other towns in Pampanga,Arayat has agriculture as the main livelihood of its people. When Pampanga cash draft shifted from rice to sugar in the early 1800's,Arayat continued to flourish as a market center with the coming of a group of big investors in the sugar industries. In 1835, the town had a population of 6,912, which increased to 14,000 by 1880 thereby making it sizeable community by the standard of time. The commercial importance of Arayat began to decline with the opening of Manila-Dagupan railroad. Other towns like San Fernando and Angeles rose to prominence as the coming of the railroad made them the central collecting and distributing points for the sugar produce.



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Author Note:
Thanks to the people of The Arayat,Pampanga for the providing useful information.
Thanks to http://arayat2012.tripod.com/arayatABC.html for the info
Arayat Town Fiesta Souvenir Program

Monday, February 6, 2012

The Arayat,Pampanga Origin



The Arayat Pampanga , One of the place to go for relax, to unwind, and to eat some exotic food.

But before that, lets me tell you what the stories behind the Arayat.



According to the historial researchers gave different accounts to explain the origin of the name "Arayat".
First that Arayat was originated from the name of Fernando de Arayat, a Spanish ecomeindro whose birthplace in Spain was called “Arayat”. Over time particular researcher claims that the natives had transformed the word to “Daya”.

Second, the original vernacular name “Dayat” was derived from “dayatan” which literally means dry season rice crop.

Third, that Arayat was formerly known as “Alaya” or “East”. Thus, “bundok alaya” or “eastern mountain”  referred to Mt. Arayat. Likewise, this same source considers the word “Arayat” to be of Spanish coinage.

Fourth, that a contemporary researcher believes that Mt. Arayat and the biblical Mt. Ararat, were Noah’s Ark landed are one of the same thing which town was named. This does not account for the etymological background of the present name  and does not explain why another Mt. Ararat exixts in the Middle East.



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Author Note:
Thanks to the people of The Arayat,Pampanga for the providing useful information.